The success of your fundraising campaign relies on whether or not your nonprofit has put in the time to develop a comprehensive, data-driven fundraising strategy. With the right fundraising plan in place, the more likely you’ll be able to extend the right asks to reach likely donors and achieve your fundraising goals.
The secret to an excellent fundraising strategy? Consider making the most of a gift range chart.
Commonly used during the feasibility study phase of capital campaigns, gift range charts are useful tools for fundraising campaigns of any size. With this simple tool, you’ll learn exactly what it will take to successfully reach your fundraising goals.
If your nonprofit is looking to take on a substantial project or construct a new building in the future, you might need to start planning a capital campaign.
Because capital campaigns can sometimes extend for years, you’ll need to establish a timeline to help you and your team stay on track while you plan and raise money for your nonprofit’s project.
Naturally, your capital campaign may have fewer or more steps depending on how much money you’re trying to raise and how much time you have. Use these steps as a beginning template and add or subtract as necessary.
So, your organization needs to raise a significant amount of money for a particular project. This might be a long-awaited renovation for your organization’s headquarters or perhaps another big-ticket project that can’t be covered by your annual fundraising efforts alone.
After examining all fundraising routes, you’ve determined that a capital campaign is the right way to go.
Before you dive straight into fundraising, there are a number of steps that you have to take to properly plan your capital campaign. To get your capital campaign off the ground, you should: